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Psychology in the Light of the East

In this world-gone-mad, an understanding and means of reaching well-being beyond medicated adaptation aided by prescription meds provides a pertinent and refreshing change of paradigm. The predominant uni-dimensional approach to well-being and human potential might mask our suffering but it can be harmful to the body and psyche. What’s more, it may leave the soul wanting. Integral Psychology, a holistic approach, addresses the well being of body, mind and emotions and also the evolutionary potential of tuning in and aligning to the soul. Margot Borden, Psychotherapist and author of Psychology in the Light of the East explained in a recent interview how she works from a spiritual perspective. This opens up a rich potential for both our psychological and spiritual healing and development.

"Addressing the spiritual dimensions in our therapeutic approaches helps us make meaning from our ordinary and spiritual experiences alike. We develop a healthy relationship with our whole self, including our spiritual aspects."

Psychology in the Light of the East explains a view of psychotherapy that is holistic, addressing, as Ken Wilber put it: body, emotions, mind, soul, spirit and, our relationship to nature and society. Holistic (incorporating the concept of holism, or the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts, in theory or practice: holistic psychology)- psychotherapy takes into consideration the entire individual, mental, social and spiritual dimensions rather than reducing our understanding and treatment of all issues and disorders to merely physiological or mental causes. Psychotherapy, when approached from an integral perspective empowers clients to overcome emotional wounding, trauma, difficulty or disease by first identifying the core cause and then by working with each issue from the level of consciousness from which it stems. By bringing both psychological and spiritual dimensions into her work, Borden makes a powerful cocktail for holistic healing and development.
Benefits of Holistic Psychotherapy
Every human being has a greater potential. Whether it is to heal and overcome basic life issues, inner or outer conflicts, emotional disturbance or to address the far reaching dimensions of spiritual issues or spiritual quest. Integral Psychotherapy can be sought to address a wide range of difficulties and challenges:

• Dealing with emotional difficulty such as anger, depression, anxiety, stress and more
• Recovery and living with sickness/illness
• Relationship issues
• Sleep issues
• Pre and Postnatal help
• Existential crisis – search for meaning, feeling lost, feeling blocked
• Personal development – exploring potential, overcoming blockages
• Spiritual/religious issues and imbalances
• Spiritual development

Integral Psychotherapy aspires to addressing and working with the full range of human experience. This includes issues arising from the subconscious mind (all of the experiences of this lifetime from conception onwards), the conscious mind (thoughts, attitudes, behaviors—which may stem from subconscious motivations too), the superconscious (all of our memories from all of our lifetimes, family and ancestral karma and subtle level disturbances) and the supraconscious (our consciousness, and ultimately, realisation of the indwelling divine).

Addressing human potential from a multi-dimensional perspective (body, mind, soul, spirit) evokes the need for suitable treatment modalities. In her book, Borden, goes beyond a one-size fits all approach and covers an exhaustive description of issues, the levels of consciousness from which they stem and recommended treatment modalities ranging from ordinary person-centred counselling and behavioural interventions to further reaching approaches such as breathwork, mindfulness and past life regression. Above all, Borden points out that while choosing the right technique for the right client and issue are important, the consciousness and intent of the therapist are key. Mindfulness and yoga add further strength to a truly comprehensive and multi-dimensional worldview and therapeutic approach that opens up possibilities for personal and collective evolution. Borden’s vast knowledge spans more than 30 years of research and clinical practice as conveyed in numerous vignettes that appear throughout the book, bringing to life the concepts she artfully conveys.

"We must delve into the deepest and sometimes darkest places in our heart, and psyche. When done with compassion, humor and as much wisdom as one can fathom, this leads to finding the light at the depth of our being." 

Psychology in the Light of the East invites the reader on a journey of self-discovery through the history of psycho-spiritual belief systems in the East and West through to the possibilities of a new healing paradigm, a road map for wholesome, meaningful and soul-centred living.

Anarchy Brothers Press, Christopher John Scruton

Christopher John Scruton is the owner and operator of Anarchy Brothers Press, an independent comic book publisher and digital store. 

Passionate about writing from the age of nine, he had a rough upbringing and often turned to comic books as a refuge away from the horror around him. He was born with a learning disorder, and in elementary school, a teacher sexually molested him. That teacher never served any time in prison, and as a result, Christopher has been distrustful of authority figures throughout his life.


Christopher John Scruton

Forever King: Surviving the loss of my unborn child

This book is for both Mothers and Fathers who lost a child/children. Diana Sims is a Survivor. Her passion is helping other women continue to live while grieving the loss of their children by early loss in pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Diana’s transparency will inspire and help you see the light at the end of the tunnel or a new beginning from the previous end.

In an interview we have conducted with her she talks about her relation to the book:

"After completing my book. It was like a cleansing came over me, with my emotions. At first, I was timid about being so transparent and sharing such intimate details of my life. My son King. Putting his picture on the cover of my book was such a release and to finally be able to show my beautiful baby to the world."

New Jazz with Gilbert Engle

GILBERT ENGLE is an Avant-Garde Composer from Virginia. He has been composing music for over 30 years and also creates art. His portal NewJazzMedia provides free access to most of his works. We are talking about 50 albums, 600 music compositions, 200 visual works and 80 paintings.

In an interview we have conducted with Gilbert he explains the goal of his artwork as the following:

"When you listen to well constructed music, this increases your intelligence. This is because you are hearing new patterns. These new patterns help increase your creativity as well. You can have more ideas, because you now have more patterns. So my goal is to help anyone interested to increase their intelligence. I taught myself how to compose music. This increased my intellectual firepower tremendously."

Take-Away Studio

TakeAwayStudio project brings a new meaning to the phrase 'virtual studio' - an international collective of musicians and audio professionals ready to take your project to the highest level!

The advantage of TakeAwayStudio is their tailor-made style. Their process always starts with a conversation to place your project with the most appropriate member of the team. It is an online studio hub, offering mastering, mixing, music production and other audio services to clients around the globe.

I also like that you offer free professional advice on your tracks! If you're not sure what the next step should be in making a track you are truly proud of, TakeAwayStudio is here to offer advice.

Emilio Salerno - Actor

From a very young age, British-born Emilio has shown a burning passion for entertainment. Taking the lead roles in school plays and being headhunted by theater companies, he's always been able to adapt to different scenarios and exceed expectations. As he turned 15 his voice talents were spotted by a sound engineer whom worked for Little Entertainment group (now Fubuloo) and has since starred as a voice in Team Umizoomi and in 2014 took the lead dubbing role of character Iftach in the Nickelodeon teen drama; The Greenhouse.
Since his various voicing roles he has become acquainted with Amarok Films, an independent Gloucestershire/London based film company with which he has already taken three on-screen roles under his belt within just one year of on-screen acting. Being highly appraised by all those he has worked with thus far Emilio was approached to actually join as a creative director at Amarok films. His notable work includes the award-winning "Destitute Blues" music video in which he took the lead role, "The Pursuit of Normality" an independent feature film and has been accredited to many up and coming roles not yet announced. With 2017 already shaping up to be a busy year for Emilio, he has already been asked to be assistant director and associate producer for Joshy Lee's visionary short film "Sunset Hill (2017). With all this in mind, this is one up and coming star not to be missed!

Here is an interview about Emilio on TheCrazyMind.com

Field Guide To The American Teenager: A Survival Guide For Parents

One evening a number of years ago, two mental health professionals away from their offices on a steelhead fishing vacation decided to put their heads together to collaborate on a book about teens. The result of that decision is a great book: Field Guide To The American Teenager: A Survival Guide For Parents!

The authors Jerome C. Vergamini M.D. and Ray Miskiminis Ph.D. have over 50 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and their families. The purpose of their book is to give some guidance to parents of teenagers in plain language without the jargon that just makes it all sound confusing. It is not meant as an encyclopedia with all the answers, but enough to help put parents on a track where, if needed they can get further help and also know what to ask for.

This book was written in an effort to share the authors' combined knowledge of teens, gained both as mental health professionals and as parents. It includes information on development, communication, schools, peer relationships, families, sexuality, religion, drugs and alcohol, and mental health problems, and to attempt to frame everything around these subjects.

Dr. Vergamini, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, has for several decades consulted to many child and adolescent evaluation and/or treatment programs (inpatient, outpatient, mental health, substance abuse, etc.) and operated a private medical practice (in Oregon).

Dr. Miskimins, a clinical psychologist, draws from his experiences directing an inner-city program for youth in Colorado, serving as Clinical Director (then as Executive Director) of an adolescent residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed teens in Oregon, and maintaining a long-term private practice.